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Featured Bourbon Barrel Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by Steve Andrews, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Primed with Habanero Mustard & rubbed down with Plow Boys then smoked over retired bourbon barrel chunks for 4 hours @ 250, probably my best to date.

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  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good. Have you ever experimented to see if you could actually taste the difference of the Bourbon in the Oak vs regular Oak chunks? I am curious to how strong or subtle the flavor is. Been trying to decide if it's worth buying Bourbon Barrel Pellets to smoke with...JJ
     
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  3. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking ribs, great color and plenty moist.

    Point for sure.
    Chris
     
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  4. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those ribs look fantastic!
    Congrats on making the carousel!
    Al
     
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  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    SA, Awesome looking ribs!
     
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  6. They were excellent but I can honestly say that I couldn't taste the Bourbon, might be more of a marketing play. Just my 2 cents.
     
  7. Whoa, nice smoke ring!

    I didn't even know about bourbon barrel chunks - now I'm thinking of other treatments to wood that could be done to enhance flavor...
     
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  8. Beautiful color.
     
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  9. I have seen Wine, Sherry, Whiskey & Bourbon Chunk Woods but have only tried Bourbon so far...
     
  10. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think you are correct. Great way to make money from that which legally can only be used once and typically thrown away or burned for fuel...JJ
     
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  11. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking ribs there. Good point made on bourbon wood.

    Warren
     
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  12. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Those look good!
    Excellent color for sure!
    Point!
     
  13. wbf610

    wbf610 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Someone gave me a bag of Jack Daniels barrel chips. I used them when making steaks. Flavor was good, but most likely from the oak, and not the JD. I’ve done more with straight oak chunks, and the flavor was the same. I don’t have a sophisticated palet though.
     
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  14. I tried those as well actually, good but I agree with the above.
     
  15. meatallica

    meatallica Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Ribs are outrageous!! Carousel worthy for sure!! Enjoy the ride
     
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  16. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome looking ribs...LIKE!
     
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  17. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Steve Andrews Thanks for the like it is greatly appreciated.

    Warren
     
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  18. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have cooked with old bourbon barrel chunks. As a super taster, you will be able to taste the difference Chef jj....It is subtle. But you could do the same by one simple basting with bourbon IMO...
     
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  19. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the info. I think I'll just put plain Oak in the smoker and the Maker's Mark in my Glass...JJ
     
  20. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That sounds great JJ

    Warren
     
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